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Bug 329652 - add firefox and opensearch search engines
add firefox and opensearch search engines
Product: epiphany
Classification: Core
Component: General
git master
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: Epiphany Maintainers
Epiphany Maintainers
: 335330 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-02 18:41 UTC by Christian Persch
Modified: 2018-03-30 16:25 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Add ge_search_link to EphyEmbed for opensearch autodiscovery (4.34 KB, patch)
2006-10-21 21:16 UTC, Eric Butler
committed Details | Review

Description Christian Persch 2006-02-02 18:41:28 UTC
Add support for firefox search engines, and opensearch search engines [] to epiphany, either as smartbookmarks or for a separate search entry.
Comment 1 Christian Persch 2006-02-02 18:42:13 UTC
See also .
Comment 2 Christian Persch 2006-02-02 20:41:16 UTC
IE7 implements this way of adding a search provider on click: window.external.AddSearchProvider("URL") 
Comment 3 Christian Persch 2006-06-18 19:15:49 UTC
We need to implement the new (>= gecko 1.8.1) nsISidebarExternal interface in EphySidebar.
Comment 4 Quim Gil 2006-07-17 07:21:07 UTC
*** Bug 335330 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Eric Butler 2006-10-21 21:16:40 UTC
Created attachment 75155 [details] [review]
Add ge_search_link to EphyEmbed for opensearch autodiscovery

Opensearch autodiscovery is explained at:
Comment 6 Christian Persch 2006-11-03 19:51:01 UTC
Thanks for the patch.
Comment 7 Reinout van Schouwen 2006-11-04 16:20:52 UTC
Eric, please let us know when you've committed your patch. Thanks!
Comment 8 Diego Escalante Urrelo (not reading bugmail) 2006-11-15 02:59:10 UTC
How do we know if Eric has cvs access? Eric do you have cvs access? :P.
Comment 9 Eric Butler 2006-11-15 06:18:23 UTC
Oh hey, no I don't actually, can someone else commit it?
Comment 10 Christian Persch 2006-12-17 19:17:39 UTC
Comment 11 Reinout van Schouwen 2009-08-09 16:41:11 UTC
Any reason this bug is still open? Does OpenSearch autodiscovery even work? I've never seen it in action...
Comment 12 Jaap A. Haitsma 2009-08-09 22:14:01 UTC
Autodiscovery works in firefox.
E.g. go to 
you'll see the the dropdown menu lighting up. When you click on the dropdown you can add the search engine for

In epiphany it would be really cool if a search box could be added which can handle the opensearch engines
Comment 13 antistress 2009-09-21 23:28:47 UTC
Opensearchfox is an extension for firefox that allows to add a search engine by right-clicking in a search text entry on a web page : it allows users to add search engine to the browser in a very easy way.

I really like the way we can search within the url bar in Epiphany : it's very instinctive.
But what is not instinctive at all is how to add new search engines.
Having the possibility to add a search engine by right-clicking in a search text entry on a web page would be a real improvement to make Epiphany easier to user.

I don't know if it's related but i've erad that WebKitGTK+ 1.1.15 has "a new function, webkit_web_view_get_hit_test_result, which allows to do a 'hit test' on the coordinates specified by a mouse event. A hit test provides context information about that point in the document, like whether it's an image, a link, an input box, etc."
I don't know if it's needed to implement the suggestion.

You can download Opensearchfox for Firefox here :

thanks !
Comment 14 Reinout van Schouwen 2012-04-04 22:21:33 UTC
Because Gnome Shell supports Opensearch providers, I believe Epiphany should
take advantage of that.
for explanation.
Comment 15 Michael Catanzaro 2018-03-25 17:45:13 UTC
This is a mass NEEDINFO of all Epiphany bugs with no activity in the past three years. I'm going to be automatically closing old bugs to help us focus on current problems. If you feel this bug is still relevant with Epiphany 3.26 or newer, then please leave any comment here so that I know not to close this one.
Comment 16 Michael Catanzaro 2018-03-30 16:25:05 UTC
This is a mass-close of old bugs currently in the NEEDINFO state.

If you think this bug is still relevant, please leave a comment.